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IBM to teach veterans cybersecurity, fraud detection

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IBM is partnering with Dutchess Community College to help military veterans and try to fill the growing skill gap in the cybersecurity field. The company and school are offering veterans free enrollment in a program covering cybersecurity and fraud detection, a field rife with job opportunities. By 2022, the gap…

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Texas yacht captain imprisoned for ID theft, passport fraud

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GALVESTON, Texas (AP) – A Texas yacht captain who took the identity of a dead infant to escape litigation over the death of her husband and infant daughter in California has been sentenced to three years in prison. Cynthia Lyerla of League City pleaded guilty on March 30 to federal…

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FICO’s New Fraud Solution Can Detect Compromised Cards Faster

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FICO’s New Fraud Solution Can Detect Compromised Cards Faster

FICO has announced the launch of FICO Card Compromise Manager, an anti-fraud solution that proactively detects and prioritizes compromised merchants and data breaches or theft involving card data. According to a press release publicizing the news, Card Compromise Manager detects card present, card not present and ATM fraud faster than…

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Woman targets elderly for check fraud, identity theft

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Woman targets elderly for check fraud, identity theft

Pierce County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify a woman using a stolen identity belonging to an 86-year-old woman suffering from dementia. “In this particular case, somebody in the family recognized what was going on, which is a good thing, especially if you have parents that…

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Consumers exposing themselves to phone fraud through social media profiles

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Consumers exposing themselves to phone fraud through social media profiles

Consumers are falling prey to the growing risk of phone fraud. A new study warns that criminals can use information found on social media profiles to answer weak security questions, posed by banks, to gain access to accounts. This highlights the security flaws that exist within contact centres, and the…

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Online Fraud: Keeping Your Finances and Identity Safe on the World Wide Web

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Online Fraud: Keeping Your Finances and Identity Safe on the World Wide Web

In today’s modern age of digital currency and intangible possession, identity theft can occur swiftly and silently, thousands of miles away from your location. Gone are the days of fending off thieves with a well-placed kick and a baseball bat, as crimes in the digital age, including online fraud, occur…

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EDD former employee charged with fraud, identity theft

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EDD former employee charged with fraud, identity theft

The Dept. of Justice arrested two of five defendants in an alleged fraud for unemployment benefits and identity theft using personal information of workers throughout California. Fraudulent unemployment benefits totaled more than $800,000 with more than 250 stolen identities, the DOJ alleged. The indictment charged: Pamela Emanuel, 57, of San Jose; Gregory Lee, 55, of Antioch; Russell White III, 35, …

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California woman pleads guilty in international fraud case

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Sydney bank accounts hacked in $1.5 million ‘tap and pay’ fraud

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Sydney bank accounts hacked in $1.5 million ‘tap and pay’ fraud

Three men have been charged over an elaborate “tap and pay” scam that saw $1.5 million stolen from at least 45 hacked bank accounts across Sydney.

NSW Fraud and Cybercrime police allege a sophisticated syndicate ported mobile phones, illegally accessed bank accounts through mobile apps, and used HCE technology, which provides an exact virtual representation of a banking card, to purchase $1.5 million in electronic and luxury items, which they then on-sold.

Early morning raids across multiple suburbs yesterday saw two men, aged 22 and 24, arrested, and fraudulent documents, illegal drugs and three firearms seized.

Another 42-year-old man was arrested last night at Sutherland police station.

Officers executed warrants at homes in Rockdale, West Ryde, Greystanes, Bankstown, and Ultimo, as well as an Auburn office and a storage facility in Camperdown.

The 24-year old man, from Greystanes, was charged with 268 offences including fraud, money laundering, dealing with identity information, unauthorised access of information and participating in a criminal group.

The 22-year-old man, from West Ryde, was charged with 21 fraud-related offences and participating in a criminal group.

The 42-year-old man was charged with fraud, dealing with identification information and possessing an unregistered firearm.

The trio have been refused bail and will appear in court today.

Police said the arrests serve as a reminder to members of the community to be increasingly vigilant in protecting their personal and financial information.

“For every advancement in technology, there is a criminal looking for a way to exploit it for their own advantage,” Fraud and Cybercrime Squad Commander Detective Superintendent Arthur Katsogiannis said.

“Personal information from documents such as bank statements, and phone or utility bills, can be used to access bank accounts, port mobile phones, or take over an identity completely.”

He said while police were doing everything they could to combat cyber criminals, they urged the community to be aware of scammers and to do everything possible to prevent their information from being stolen.

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Best ways to avoid identity fraud

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Best ways to avoid identity fraud

Drivers lined up at the Regional Market on Thursday morning to get rid off all their personal documents.

The AARP offered the free shredding event. Shredding personal documents is one of the simplest ways to protect yourself from identity theft.

The AARP says every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen and disposing of documents with your social security number, bank account information, even your address can make all the difference.

14 other free shredding events will be happening across New York — all part of state’s “operation stop scams” initiative.

Shredding services are being performed by third parties. All documents and information provided for shredding are subject to those parties’ privacy and informational security policies

For those who cannot attend an Operation: Stop Scams event, security experts urge consumers to shred the following types of materials to avoid having sensitive information compromised:

Old documents: Papers that carry your Social Security number, birth date, signature, account numbers, passwords or PIN numbers.
Banking: Canceled or unused checks. Shred deposit slips and ATM and credit card receipts, once you receive your monthly statements.
Credit Cards: Preapproved credit card applications and incentive/gift checks from credit card companies.
Medical: unneeded medical bills.
Investments: Investment account statements.
Obsolete ID cards: Expired driver’s licenses, medical insurance cards and passports.

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